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Typical Munich Gifts

In Munich, there are many souvenir shops all around the city. But the gifts sold there – would somebody living in Munich really would give them as a present to his friends? What is a typical Munich gift? What would Munich people bring along for their friends they visit in Berlin, Paris or New York? In Munich there are some really good places to find Munich gifts! We tell you where to go.

1. Servus Heimat
servus heimatServus Heimat offers funny but definitely no kitschy gifts that spread Munich atmosphere. You can find accessoires, goods for home and living as well as Bavarian stationery products and books. The choisce is huge. Many products have typical Bavarian or Munich words and syaings printed on. So watch out what you buy 😉 There are three Servus Heimat shops in the city center (near Viktualienmarket), one of them is directly situated in the Münchner Stadtmuseum (Municipal Museum of Munich).

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2. Münchner Glückskindl
20150203_094702New and our personal tip are these phantastic cookies from Münchner Glückskindl. A Munich monk is said to have saved a young girl from drowning. The rescue brought the then unknown village – today better known as Munich – good luck. The monk became part of the Munich coat of arms and the company Münchner Kindl today tells this beautiful story of the rescue and how you can share happiness. So who gives a bag of the Glückskindl Glockenspieltaler cookies to his friends, not only gives sweets, but pure luck 😉 can be found at Götterspeise, Jahnstraße 30 (the best chocolate shop in town)

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3. Karusa
If you are looking for design products “made in Munich” you will find them here: The Karusa shop sells products produced by people living in and around Munich: Pretty jewelry, hand-sewn clothes, dekortative pillows and fancy candles can be found in the Karusa. In principle Karusa is a Munich “DaWanda.” (DaWanda: a famous online marketplace for handmade and design)
More inforamtion: Karusa, Humboldtstr. 6

4. Münchner Glücks-Cent
For coin collectors, the Munich luck penny is the right gift. The embossing reminds of “Tolerance – Peace – Love and Health.” On the back of the coin you can find the Münchner Kindl – the coat of arms of Munich. But what is so special about the penny? Well, it is supposed to bring good luck – if you only believe in it. You can get the luck penny at the city information at the Town Hall at Marienplatz.

More inforamtion: Münchner Glückspfennig

5. If you want to buy something that will not gather dust:

  • Bavarian beergarden snack with pretzel & white sausage, made of marzipan. To be found at Galeria Kaufhof.
  • Isarkiesel: sweets in form of a pebble like they are lying in the river Isar. Filled with chocolate, marzipan, aprikot or almonds. To be found at Galeria Kaufhof.
  • Sama Sama: the best chocolates in Munich (besides Elly Seidl). To be found in Westenriederstraße near Viktualienmarkt.
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